New Arrivals · Poetry

February 4, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My private property

February 3, 2017
Ruefle, Mary, 1952- author.
Seattle : Wave Books, [2016]
105 pages ; 21 cm


February 3, 2017
Youn, Monica, author.
85 pages ; 23 cm
Palinode -- I. Interrogation of the Hanged man -- Portrait of a Hanged woman -- Portrait of a Hanged man -- Lamentation of the Hanged man -- Testament of the Hanged man -- Exhibition of the Hanged man -- March of the Hanged man -- Portrait of a Hanged man -- Portrait of a Hanged woman -- Hangman's tree -- The Hanged men reprise -- II. Desideratum -- Against imagism -- Sunrise: Foley Square -- Self-portrait in a wire jacket -- Quinta del sordo -- Landscape with Deodand -- Epiphyte -- III. Greenacre -- Brownacre -- Goldacre -- Whiteacre -- Redacre -- Goldacre -- Redacre -- Blueacre -- Greenacre -- Brownacre -- Blueacre -- Whiteacre -- IV. Blackacre -- Blackacre.

One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

January 20, 2017
Grimes, Nikki, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
120 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems. Featuring art by: Cozbi Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Nikki Grimes, E. B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well"-- Provided by publisher.

The hideous hidden

January 20, 2017
Legris, Sylvia, author.
New York : New Directions Paperbook Original, 2016.
114 pages ; 21 cm

Falling ill

January 19, 2017
Williams, C. K. (Charles Kenneth), 1936-2015, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
54 pages ; 24 cm

Lady midrash : poems reclaiming the voices of biblical women

January 19, 2017
Greene, Elisabeth Mehl.
xx, 150 pages ; 23 cm.

Counting descent

January 6, 2017
Smith, Clint, author.
Los Angeles, CA : Write Bloody Publishing, [2016]
74 pages ; 23 cm

Garden time

January 4, 2017
Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927- author.
xiii, 71 pages ; 20 cm

The lost plays of Greek tragedy. Volume 1, Neglected authors

January 4, 2017
Wright, Matthew (Matthew Ephraim), author.
London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
xxix, 277 pages ; 24 cm

House of lords and commons

December 22, 2016
Hutchinson, Ishion, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
81 pages ; 22 cm
"Poems"--Jacket cover.
"A stunning collection that traverses the borders of culture and time from the 2011 winner of the PEN / Joyce Osterweil Award"-- Provided by publisher.

The abridged history of rainfall

December 7, 2016
Hopler, Jay, 1970- author.
ix, 75 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Part I. -- Winter Night Full of Stars -- Where Is All This Water Coming From? -- Self-Pity Is Better Than No Pity At All -- It Was Not of the Moon We Dreamt -- Umbrian Anecdotes -- O, the Sadness Immaculate -- Not All Skeletons Are Museum Quality -- A Moral Victory Is Still A Defeat -- Poem Written on the First Anniversary of My Father's Death -- After the Obsequies, Etc. -- Eulogy (Currently in Revision) -- Meditation on a Poem Currently in Revision -- Sonnet on Consequence -- May 25 -- Part II. -- Excerpts from the Unabridged History of Rainfall -- Birds are How the Earth Makes Sense of Heaven -- Elegy for the Living -- The Grove -- The Ranges of Birds -- Beauty is a Real Thing, I've Seen It -- What This Poem Means -- Alarums. Flourishes. Exeunt. -- From a Window -- Elegy -- Glose -- The Pallbearer -- Jazz Funeral -- Cloud Chanty -- Part III. -- Epigraph -- The Rooster King -- The Coast Road
Jay Hopler's second collection, a mourning song for his father, is an elegy of uproar, a careening hymn to disaster and its aftermath. In lyric poems by turns droll and desolate, Hopler documents the struggle to live in the face of great loss, a task that sends him ranging through Florida's torrid subtropics, the mountains of the American West, the streets of Rome, and the Umbrian countryside - Provided by the publisher.

Commotion of the birds : new poems

December 6, 2016
Ashbery, John, 1927- author.
100 pages ; 23 cm

The performance of becoming human

December 6, 2016
Borzutzky, Daniel, author.
89 pages ; 21 cm
Let light shine out of darkness -- The performance of becoming human -- In the blazing cities of your rotten carcass mouth -- The gross and borderless body -- Dream song #17 -- The private world -- Dream song #423 -- Memories of my overdevelopment -- Eat nothing -- The privatized waters of dawn -- Archive -- Obliged to perform in darkness -- The broken testimony -- The devouring economy of nature -- Lake Michigan merges into the Bay of Valparaiso, Chile -- Lake Michigan, scene #XIC290.341AB3DY -- The mountain at the end of this book.
Daniel Borzutzky's new collection of poetry, The Performance of Becoming Human, draws hemispheric connections between the US and Latin America, specifically touching upon issues relating to border and immigration policies, economic disparity, political violence, and the disturbing rhetoric of capitalism and bureaucracies. To become human is to navigate these borders, including those of institutions, the realities of over- and under-development, and the economies of privatization, in which humans endure state-sanctioned and systemic abuses.--Publisher website.

One toss of the dice : the incredible story of how a poem made us modern

December 2, 2016
Bloch, R. Howard, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A poet is born -- The foundation of a magnificent work -- Enchanting a devastated world -- Tuesdays in the "little house of Socrates" -- "There has been an attack on verse!" -- "There, I've added a bit of shadow" -- The dice are tossed -- "It's the same for the man of science."

A meal like that : poems

December 1, 2016
Garcia, Albert J., 1963- author.
Columbus, GA : Brick Road Poetry Press, [2015]
xv, 96 pages ; 23 cm


November 30, 2016
Carson, Anne, 1950- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) ; 24 cm.
Originally published as 23 chapbooks in a chapbook slipcase, bound into 1 volume.
By chance the cycladic people -- Candor -- Cassandra float can -- Contempts: a study of profit and nonprofit in Homer, Moravia and Godard -- The designated mourner by Wally Shawn, final production, NYC, June 2013 -- Eras of Yves Klein -- Good dog I, II, and III -- How to like "If I told him: a completed portrait of Picasso" by Gertrude Stein -- L.A. -- Maintenance -- Merry Christmas from Hegel -- Nelligan: some poems translated from the French -- 108 (flotage) -- Performance notes -- Pinplay: a version of Euripides' Bacchae -- Possessive used as drink (me): a lecture on pronouns in the form of 15 sonnets -- Powerless structures fig. 11 (Sanne) -- Pronoun envy -- Stacks -- Uncle falling: a pair of lyric lectures with shared chorus -- Variations on the right to remain silent -- Wildly constant -- Zeusbits.

The sobbing school

November 30, 2016
Bennett, Joshua (Poet)
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2016]
xvii, 73 pages ; 22 cm.
"The Sobbing School, Joshua Bennett's mesmerizing debut collection of poetry, presents songs for the living and the dead that destabilize and de-familiarize representations of black history and contemporary black experience. What animates these poems is a desire to assert life, and interiority, where there is said to be none. Figures as widely divergent as Bobby Brown, Martin Heidegger, and the 19th century performance artist Henry Box Brown, as well as Bennett's own family and childhood best friends, appear and are placed in conversation toward the end of claiming that there is always a world beyond what we are socialized to see value in, always alternate ways of thinking about relation that explode easy binaries"-- Provided by publisher.

The best American poetry.

November 29, 2016
New York, N.Y. : Collier Books,
v. ; 22 cm.
Imprint varies: 1999-<2016> published by Scribner Poetry.


November 23, 2016
Gizzi, Peter, author.
82 pages : color illustration ; 21 cm.
Archeophonics -- Field recordings -- When orbital proximity feels creepy -- Release the darkness to new lichen -- A social history of mercury -- "The winter sun says fight" -- This world is not conclusion -- Night work -- Song -- Google Earth -- Rainy days and Mondays -- Instagrammar -- Antico adagio -- Pretty sweety -- A ghosting floral -- A garden in the air -- Sentences in a synapse field -- How to read -- Civil twilight -- A winding sheet for summer -- Bewitched.
Archeophonics is the first collection of new work from the poet Peter Gizzi in five years. Archeophonics, defined as the archeology of lost sound, is one way of understanding the role and the task of poetry: to recover the buried sounds and shapes of languages in the tradition of the art, and the multitude of private connections that lie undisclosed in one&#x;s emotional memory. The book takes seriously the opening epigraph by the late great James Schuyler: zpoetry, like music, is not just song.y It recognizes that the poem is not a decorative art object but a means of organizing the world, in the words of anthropologist Clifford Geertz, zinto transient examples of shaped behavior.y Archeophonics is a series of discrete poems that are linked by repeated phrases and words, and its themes are nothing less than joy, outrage, loss, transhistorical thought, and day-to-day life. It is a private book of public and civic

Imaginary vessels

November 23, 2016
Rekdal, Paisley, author.
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2016]
xii, 119 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Lannan literary selection."
"Paisley Rekdal questions how identity and being inhabit metaphorical and personified 'vessels,' from blown glass and soap bubbles to skulls unearthed at the Colorado State Mental Institution. Whether writing short lyrics or a sonnet sequence celebrating Mae West, Rekdal's intellectually inquisitive and carefully researched poems delight in sound, meter, and head-on engagement."-- Provided by publisher.

The last shift

November 23, 2016
Levine, Philip, 1928-2015, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
viii, 79 pages ; 24 cm
"The final collection of new poems from one of our finest and most beloved poets. The poems in this wonderful collection touch all of the events and places that meant the most to Philip Levine."-- Provided by publisher.

My lost poets : a life in poetry

November 22, 2016
Levine, Philip, 1928-2015, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
ix, 210 pages ; 23 cm
My lost poets -- Nobody's Detroit -- On finding William Carlos Williams and my poetry -- Detroit jazz in the late forties and early fifties -- A history of my befuddlement -- A day in May -- A means of transport: George Hitchcock and kayak -- The Spanish Civil War in poetry -- In the next world: the poetry of Roberta Spear -- Getting and spending.
"Essays, speeches, and journal entries from one of our most admired and best-loved poets that illuminate how he came to understand himself as a poet, the events and people that he wrote about, and the older poets who influenced him"-- Provided by publisher.

Collected poems

November 22, 2016
Ponsot, Marie, author.
xv, 475 pages ; 24 cm
Includes indexes.
"This is Borzoi book."
"At last, the stunning life work of this beloved, prize-winning poet will be gathered in one volume, covering sixty years of poetry, from 1956 to 2016. Born in 1921, Marie Ponsot began her career in 1956 with True Minds, one of the famous Pocket Poets pamphlets published by City Lights. After this auspicious beginning, Ponsot went on to an unconventional career, and would not publish again until 1981, when Admit Impediment was published by Knopf. Her reemergence--after raising seven children, and always writing, if not actively publishing--brought us a writer of mature wit, unusual rhythms and a poetry of sparkling surface, though her ear is tuned always to the deeper music of human feeling. Ponsot values the local and personal as a proving ground for the grand mysteries, and in examining the powerful underground life of women, her poetry is as practical as it is profound"-- Provided by publisher.

Conversations from her heart : a book of poetry

November 10, 2016
Deloatch, Tanya, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Marvelous Leaders Publications, LLC, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Tanya has written poetry over the last twenty-five years as inspiration provides. Yet, she is an emotion driven writer, so she tends write about her own personal experiences, feelings or from events and circumstances that have transpired in and around her life. Check out her first project "Conversations From Her Heart" and relate to some of the situations she shares throughout from "The Proposal" to "The Delivery"."--Back cover.

In her feelings : a book of poetry

November 10, 2016
Deloatch, Tanya, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Marvelous Leaders Publications, LLC, [2016]
54 pages ; 23 cm
"This book of poetry includes thirty-six poems of emotions; some raw &#x; others downright bitter, but all with feeling. zIn Her Feelingsy will make you laugh, cry, wonder and possibly relate to many of the scenarios offered by the Author/Poet. This collection of poems is her sophomore project."--Back cover.

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